While support may be rising nationwide, there aren’t any official LGBTQ organizations in Ketchikan. But there are unofficial support systems.
Here’s the synopsis: test scores are up, but the four-year graduation rate is down and the drop-out rate is up.
The Ketchikan School District is dealing with another unexpected change in enrollment.
The Ketchikan School District’s 4-year graduation rate dropped in the 2013-2014 school year. It fell from 77 percent to 73 percent. That’s still slightly higher than the statewide rate of 71 percent.
On Wednesday evening, the School Board held a public work session to talk about how to deal with dozens of recommendations in a recent safety assessment report.
Taylee Nyquest is a cross country star from the approximately 500-person town of Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island. Cross country has shaped her family dynamics, her relationship with the community and her perception of herself.
There has been tension between the Kayhi football team and school administration since the beginning of the season, over the game schedule, over funding. Last Thursday, the tension came to head.
Michelle O’Brien and Glenn Brown were elected to the Ketchikan School Board Tuesday.
Enrollment went a little up in some schools and a little down in others. Ketchikan High School had the biggest influx, with a 37-student increase.
University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan will receive $6.6 million in federal Title III funds over the next five years.